Brew with water at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes
Pai Mu Tan White Tea is a sweet, delicate infusion. It consists of long, large green leaves that haven’t fully unfurled, and have distinctly silvery hairs. These hairs are why we call it “White Tea.”
When brewed, it has a refreshingly grassy flavour and a sweet, delectable finish. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company pack it fresh to order, ensuring its quality and consistency.
What is China Pai Mu Tan White Tea?
This Tea comes from the Fujian province of China. Harvesting takes place while the leaves are young and tender, a factor that has a significant influence on their character.
Like any type of White Tea, it undergoes only minimal processing to ensure it maintains much of its natural chemical structure. A byproduct of its limited oxidation is that it has the highest level of Antioxidants in Tea - even over Green Tea.
Pai Mu Tan Caffeine Content
Does Pai Mu Tan White Tea have caffeine? Yes - but not much. While its lack of processing ensures high antioxidants levels, it likewise keeps its caffeine content relatively low.
You can indeed expect no more than 15-mg of this stimulating chemical compound per 8-oz cup. Compare that to Black Tea’s average of 45-mg, and you’ll realise the dramatic difference. But does that make it better for you while pregnant?
How to Make Pai Mu Tan Tea
1, Put Tea leaves into a Tea Infuser or Filter (both available here).
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.
3, Boil fresh water and allow it to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C.
4, Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes. Any longer and you risk creating a bitter taste.
How to Serve: Best served without additions. However, some choose to add honey or lemon.
Tasting Notes: This infusion has a light, refreshingly grassy flavour with a sweet aftertaste.
Pai Mu Tan White Tea Health Benefits
Pai Mu Tan Tea benefits the mind, body and soul in nearly countless ways. It can, for instance, relieve anxiety due to its abundance in L-theanine. This amino acid functions by promoting alpha brain waves, ultimately relaxing you without causing drowsiness.
Then there is the fact that it aids digestion, boosts immunity and reduces the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. What’s not to like?
China Pai Mu Tan White Tea Calories
The news gets even better when you look at its calories - which are minimal. An average cuppa will have no more than two calories.
Such a factor means that it is an excellent accompaniment to a healthy and active lifestyle. Whatever your reason for choosing it, be it for its exceptional flavour, its low caffeine or its benefit to your waistline, you’re in for a treat.
Pai Mu Tan White Tea During Pregnancy
Those who’re looking to cut down their caffeine intake, including expecting mothers, have made a great choice. NHS Choices recommends that pregnant women consume no more than 200-mg daily - in other words, around thirteen cups of White Tea.
We wouldn’t suggest drinking that much, but you can at least take comfort in knowing that Pai Mu Tan will serve you well.